Upcoming Book Sales

Giant Parking Lot Book Sale

November 3    10 AM to 2 PM

  Members sale at 9:30 AM.
  General book sale starts 10 AM.
  At the Office of Education parking lot next to the library, under the solar panels.
  Bag sale from 1 to 2 PM.

Giant Parking Lot Sales

November 3
March 2, 2019

Premium Selection Sales

October 13
December 8
January 12, 2019

Hours of Operation

FOPHL Logo designed by Ali Crowell


By Julie McPherson | April 22, 2018

My son’s PreK class at Creative Play Center recently celebrated Career Week. During one of my co-oping shifts, his teacher read to the class from … Read more

It all started with…

By Julie McPherson | March 18, 2018

I’ve been thinking about pursuing my MLIS for a good eight years. It all started with a conversation after a library research workshop that my … Read more

The rise of the e-bookworm?

By Katherine Cariaso | February 9, 2018

I’ve always proclaimed my loyalty towards the traditional printed word. I used to be that person who would turn up their nose and scoff whenever … Read more

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the “Transformed Nonconformist”

By Gary Hook | January 8, 2018

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is such an icon of the American civil rights movement that it is easy to overlook that he was a … Read more

Adjectives and Verbs

By Julie McPherson | December 7, 2017

THERE IS SO MUCH TO SAY! Where do I start? Maybe with: When I ran into Patrick Remer at the Light Up the Night tree … Read more

My Favorite Ghost Stories

By Gary Hook | October 25, 2017

  I have never been much of a fan of horror fiction. So much of it always seemed overdone with graphic images and plot devices … Read more


By Julie McPherson | September 26, 2017

Pleasant Hill, we have an architect!! The announcement arrived in my inbox days ago that the City of Pleasant Hill has selected architectural firm Bohlin … Read more

Rereading “The Things They Carried”

By Gary Hook | September 20, 2017

Tim O’Brien’s short story, “The Things They Carried,” which was inspired by the author’s experiences in the infantry during the Vietnam War, has become a … Read more

An Open Letter to our College Libraries

By Katherine Cariaso | September 12, 2017

It’s finally the start of the collegiate school year, and you know what that means? The start of another four months of late night cramming, … Read more

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Mayor Flaherty Addresses FoPHL Annual Meeting Crowd

first town hall meeting Nov 2017

City seeks comments / suggestions on new Pleasant Hill Library

Apple Store New York

Apple stores architect to design new Pleasant Hill library

Library & Book Store Hours


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